If and when humans ever make it to Mars, one of their first things they come across could be your name.
NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory announced Tuesday it’s seeking names from the public to put on a dime-sized microchip that will fly aboard upcoming test flights for NASA’s Orion spacecraft — and future Mars exploration missions.
Orion is part of NASA’s Space Launch System, the heavy-lift rocket that will be used in deep-space missions later this decade.
“NASA is pushing the boundaries of exploration and working hard to send people to Mars in the future,” Mark Geyer, Orion’s program manager, said in a release. “When we set foot on the Red Planet, we’ll be exploring for all of humanity. Flying these names will enable people to be part of our journey.”
NASA’s first planned mission for Orion is slated for 2017, with a goal of sending humans to Mars in the 2030s.
People who want to submit their names for space travel can visit NASA’s website or tweet using the hashtag #journeytomars.
You can learn more about the Orion project in the video below.